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Pricing of salt in NJ

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Len, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Len

    Len Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I just got a tail gate spreader Can anybody tell me the going rate for salt applied per bag in the new jersey area? or what formula you use for pricing?


    Messages: 20

    i get 145.00 per ton straight salt no sand :drinkup:
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    We get $30.00 per 50lb bag, spread.

    Messages: 20

    so you 1200.00 per ton ton buy it and spread ? payup
  5. nino1025

    nino1025 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I price per hour per application
  6. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Depends on how big the lot is. We do many small lots where we price by the bag and not by the ton. We use tailgate spreaders on those trucks, not V-Box spreaders so we salt on a "smaller" scale from someone who does say a "WalMart". As an example, we charge a client $100 to salt his lot and we use three bags of salt to do it. We also carry snowblowers and push spreaders on our trucks to do condo sidewalks, so if we went to V-Box spreaders we couldn't carry all our gear. We do have one pickup that we are thinking about putting a stainless western V-Box into but we haven't done it yet as the tailgate spreaders are working fine for our applications. We also use a custom-made tailgates made out of 2" square receiver tube that lets us mount the spreaders on the drivers side and a fold out ramp on the passengers side to load and unload the blowers and push spreaders. It makes for a real "fast" setup... :rolleyes: